Your Homebase Guide: The Right Tools for Your Small Business

Behind the scenes of every successful small business is a passionate entrepreneur navigating the day-to-day operations and figuring things out on the fly.  Small businesses are the backbone of our economy bringing character and life to every neighborhood with innovative ideas, new products and services.

We understand the grind and the exhaustive amount of time and energy you put in daily.  We’ve supported over 100,000 small businesses by helping out with the heavy lifting when it comes to the operations of your business, giving you more time to focus on the things that matter most – growing and scaling a successful business. 

With you in mind- Homebase carefully curates software tools to help you manage your teams and grow your business. 

We created this 6-step guide to help you hit the ground running with Homebase in no time.

Made for small businesses

Before we dive into how to get set up. Let’s talk about what Homebase brings to your small business. 

Employee scheduling

One of your most valuable resources as a business owner is your employees. Help your team stay on schedule with an employee scheduling solution that keeps your hourly team accountable.

From automatically creating schedules to managing PTO, Homebase’s free online employee scheduling features help your small business stay on top of scheduling. 

Time tracking

Keeping track of employee hours and labor costs doesn’t have to feel like a constant headache. Homebase’s time clock app makes it easy for you and your team to clock in and out, from (almost) anywhere.

Now that you’ve got your time tracking figured out, it’s time to turn that tracked time into payroll.


Homebase is making payroll for small businesses painless by helping you pay your team in just a few clicks. 

With Homebase, you can skip the spreadsheet chaos and easily convert timesheets into hours and wages. Plus, we’ll sync work hours, breaks, overtime, and PTO to help you run error-free payroll every pay period.

Hiring and onboarding guides 

We know how important it is to get the right employees on your team. Whether you’re hiring your first employee or your 50th, Homebase helps get your job posting in front of top-talent for your small business.

Once they’re hired, Homebase guides takes the guesswork out of new hire onboarding, so you can focus on scaling your business. 

Team communication

Whether you’re a team of two or 20, communication is key to keeping your hourly team connected and in the loop. Homebase’s free built-in messenger tool makes it possible to share important information, manage shifts, and streamline communication—all in one place.

From 1:1 messages and group chats to automated schedule reminders, staying connected has never been easier.

Employee happiness 

Building a small business takes a team and keeping that team happy is what will help your business thrive. Homebase puts employee happiness first, by prioritizing resources and benefits that your team will love. 

Business owners can easily recognize employee contributions, provide perks like early wage access, and gather employee feedback, right within Homebase’s all-in-one employee management app.

HR and compliance 

Staying on top of compliance and HR requirements might feel like a time-consuming burden, but it’s certainly important. Fortunately, Homebase takes the hassle out of HR with the tools you need to stay compliant with federal, state, and local laws.

Small businesses can use Homebase to create PTO policies, track employee certifications, and store employee documentation. And if you get stuck, our team of HR pros act as your official Homebase guides and are standing by to support you every step of the way.

Small business success in six easy steps

If you’re excited about boosting your business with these Homebase features, we have some news you’ll love even more: you can get up and running in just a few simple steps—6 to be exact. 

Ready to dive into the details? Download our step-by-step guide for getting started with Homebase.

Download your free guide: Homebase Guide: Products and Set-up Process for Small Businesses

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